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Obama's FDA Commissioner Pick Could Be Outsider

Law360 (November 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- President-elect Barack Obama will have a chance to bring his avowed commitment to change to bear when he appoints a new commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an agency that drew criticism for ineffectiveness and letting political considerations trump science during the Bush administration.

One name that's been floated as a possibility to replace current FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach — who's expected to tender his resignation when the president-elect is sworn in — is Janet Woodcock. Woodcock, who serves as director of the...
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